We are delighted to announce that Watkins Solicitors are in the process of becoming a dementia-friendly law firm, starting in January 2018. We are now members of the South Gloucestershire and Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, and planning to extend this in Bath where we have recently opened a new office...
Lisa completed her law degree in 2011, and subsequently worked in the criminal justice system and with those with hearing disabilities. Lisa started as a family paralegal with the firm in 2013, where she gained direct experience of dealing with a complex workload.
Following her completion of the Legal Practice Course in 2016, Lisa started her role as a trainee solicitor in September 2016 and is currently completing a placement within our Wills & Probate team. She predominantly deals with Wills, Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney and probate matters.
Lisa has a passion for working in the community having previously volunteered at Survive, a local charity offering support and advice to victims of domestic abuse, and more recently, she has trained as a ‘Dementia Friend’. On becoming a ‘Dementia Friend’, Lisa says:
“Raising awareness and supporting those with dementia in the community is important. The disease is close to my heart as my grandmother had vascular dementia and so I have seen first hand the effect of the disease on the person. Following the training, I have a better understanding of dementia and how I can support clients who are living with the condition in making their experience with us accessible and easier.”